Beet Relish (from last week's recipe)
Sister Vegetarian Speaking Appearances!!!
Purchase Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days Book at these locations:
Ask your local book store to order it for you or carry the book!
National Magazines, Radio Shows and Speaking Engagements:
My book Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of Drama-Free Living: Exercises and Recipes for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit (Lantern Books) made Veg News Annual top 12 book list for 2012.
Thank you everyone for your support of making my book within Veg News top 12 book list for 2012. Thank you also for helping to keep the healthy revolution alive, moving, and touching many lives going forward :) Link here at Veg News for reviews of the top 12 books :) Thank you :)
I am in Veg News Magazine's March/April 2012 Issue on Page 90!!!! A wonderful review is given of my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living! To find out where and when you can purchase your Veg News March/April issue, Link here to the international and award winning vegan magazine which is available in 38 countries!
May 27, 2012 - Speaker at the New York City Veggie Pride Parade. Link below for my Victory Speech to inspire and empower you on your plant-based journey.
Link here http://youtu.be/fvjZZ6_uPH4 or link below for my speech at the May 27, 2012 Veggie Pride Parade where I speak on healthy eating and its affect on ourselves,world hunger, and the environment.
I spoke at the 10/9/11 Baltimore, MD/DC Area 1st Annual VegFest sponsored by Open The Cage Alliance (click here for official VegFest Website of speakers and entertainment). My "Victory" speech can be viewed on You Tube (click here for speech video)
Other speaking engagements included the Oct 27-29 DC event for Farm Sanctuary's National Conference to End Factory Farming where I will spoke on Day 3 (Oct 29) at on the Plant Based Living Panel:Diet As A Tool For Change. I was joined on the panel by NY Times best- selling author and nutritional researcher Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Here is the video link :
Sister's Vegetarian's Book Information
* More Sister Vegetarian Book News!
Lantern Books has come up with a new e-book entitled "Recipes for the Vegan Table: A Lantern Sampler." One of the recipes from my book Sister Vegetarian is listed along with a recipe from vegetarian Sir Paul McCarthy...you know him as a Beatles member :-)
Here's the information about the book and the link to download the book and recipes:
" Recipes for the Vegan Table: A Lantern Sampler by Carol J.... Adams, Donna Beaudoin, Patti Breitman, Kate Jacoby, Brian McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Kumuda Reddy .....
With so many cookbooks out there, what's a vegan—or aspiring vegan—to do? Lantern Books has the ideal menu: Start with a flavorful appetizer from famously longtime vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney, continue with a mouthwatering entrée from The Sexual Politics of Meat author Carol J. Adams or "Sister Vegetarian" Donna Beaudoin, add a scrumptious side from Chef Brian P. McCarthy or Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Kumuda Reddy, and finish up with a delectab...le dessert from Kate Jacoby, co-owner and pastry chef of the cutting-edge Philadelphia restaurant Vedge. All of the recipes in this sampler are healthy, tasty, and easy to make, ensuring that your meal will be both cruelty-free and delicious. So draw a chair up to the table and find out what the joy of vegan cooking is really about!(less)"
Purchase at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BP10K4O
Black Expressions Book Club (http://www.blackexpressions.com/) made Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living their alternate book selection in March 2012!
What a joy to know that I have become a part of your family through this book which acts as your daily guide, daily inspirational and motivational tool. To conquer challenges in all aspects of your life. To encourage you to be encouraged that the sun shines even when the clouds are gray, and that joy always comes in the morning if you should falter and trip along your vegetarian or vegan journey! It's okay to be you. Be yourself, and you shall not fail in this beautiful life-long vegetarian or vegan journey. Remember, it's a lifestyle, not a temporary diet or a temporary solution. It is a part of you as you heal yourself, heal the environment, and save animals. Do you ask yourself, what have you done for me lately when you are always helping others and forget about your well-being? Then, pick up a copy of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living today, and let your mind be blown to the endless possibilities of what a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can do for you! ~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"
Disclaimer: Sister Vegetarian is a blog based on my vegetarian and vegan experiences and journey as well as others' experiences. I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and exercise program.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Beet Relish (from last week's recipe)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
In Day 6 of Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of Drama-Free Living, I include a recipe for my “Breakfast of Champions.” This breakfast consists of oatmeal made on the stove and not “instant” flavored oatmeal which is full of preservatives and additives. This is an 100% wheat, old-fashion style oatmeal where you cook it on the stove, and other ingredients as you please such as nuts and raisins. Here’s my suggestion for bringing your morning oatmeal breakfast up a notch for added antioxidants- try adding 1to 2 tsp curry powder, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, and ½ tsp ground as you cook the oatmeal with the raisins and nuts. Curry and turmeric is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties throughout India. I mentioned previously and in Day 1 of Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of how I have not had a cold or flu in over 3 years since becoming a vegetarian and now a vegan. I not only owe this to my whole foods based meals; but, also owe my strong immune system to my inclusion of herbs and spices that have been known throughout mankind as having preventive and healing properties. ~ Sister Vegetarian
Monday, March 26, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I have not been sick in 3 years as a vegan plus All In One: Raw Vegan Spicy Beet Relish and Raw Vegan Spicy Beet Sloppy Joes
I have a feeling that I have not been sick in over 3 years because I base my meals on whole foods rather than vegan junk foods. As I stated in Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living's Day 1 entitled " Victory," I eat on a daily basis my greens raw (collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, beet greens, and Swiss Chards) whether for lunch or incorporated into my dinners. I also saute my greens; however, on the average I eat my greens raw for the antioxidants and disease fighting properties that these beautiful bounties from Mother Earth provides through its phytonutrients produced by the sun.
In Day 1 of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days, I also mention how throughout history, beets have been the backbone behind many living in Eastern Europe who have lived to be 100 years old-this including my great-grandmother from San Francisco who also ate beets practically daily and lived to be 100. I also eat my beets raw for the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cancer prevention properties beets provide (reference WH Foods.com).
In tribute to the antioxidant packed vegetables provided by Mother Nature in its pure form without cooking, I share my recipe for a "Raw Vegan Spicy Beet Relish." My intentions was first to make one of my favorite beet soups, but when I started to combine the beets in my food processor, I said to myself ..."Sister V....get creative and make a signature raw vegan beet sloppy joe from a beet relish that can be versatile and made into other meals." Well, here's my end result. I call it a "beet relish" because it looks like a relish, but the spiciness, sweetness, and earthiness makes it a meal in of itself rather than just a relish.
2 large beets, de-stemmed, washed, and cut in chunks with the skin left on for added nutrients
1 large tomato
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp Five Spice Chinese Powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground chipotle
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 tsp raw apples cider vinegar
Place everything in a food processor. Process until it's combined-not smooth-but looks like a relish (a fine chunkiness)
Serving Suggestions: Use as a filling for the Spicy Raw Vegan Sloppy Joe below, in raw greens salads, in soups, as a spread on bread or appetizers for parties, and more! Be creative and enjoy this delicious bounty from Mother Earth!
-Cut a round hard roll in half
- Add olive olive, sprinkled ground garlic, and sprinkled sage on each side of the roll
- Place in a broiler and broil until golden
- remove from the broiler and cool until ok to touch
- Add the beet relish on each side of the roll along with raw collard green leaves that have been washed and chopped.
- Put both side of the sandwich roll together to form a sandwich and enjoy!
~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I think of cabbage as my hero..my unsung hero that does not get enough credit! Think of cabbage as my favorite Marvel comics action figures and posters adorning my home, or my favorite marvels comic t-shirt (yes...I am a kid at heart at 45...eat healthy vegan meals...act young...think young...you are endlessly young at heart...smile) that I love to wear on some weekends!
Let's take a look at why cabbage is an unsung hero that seems to get its crowning glory of honor at the dinner table only on Saint Patrick's Day, but should be honored at weekly meals all the time.
So, which cabbage provides the higher cancer fighting and lowering cholesterol properties? Red Cabbage...or as it goes in produce...the darker the produce the more nutrients (i.e. collard greens, kale, mustard greens, beet greens, Swiss Chards, and kale as dark leaf greens provide more nutrients that common lettuce varieties). But, please, purchase the green cabbage too as it does provide just as much prevention properties as red cabbage.
You can see why cabbage is my unsung hero! In celebration of this produce that receives an honor at the dinner table in fancy style on Saint Patrick's Day, I decided to do a quick, light but filling, and all around nutrient-packed meal from green cabbage. It's a traditional Indian recipe called Cabbage Chana Dal Salad where chick peas (aka garbanza beans), cabbage, and mint leaves are the main ingredients and from there you can add as you like. In this recipe, you can also use red cabbage, or a combination of both red and green cabbage. Since I believe that we should eat at least 25% to 50% of our meals raw a week for added nutrition, I did a raw cabbage salad to pack in the vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and cancer fighting properties. This salad is loaded with protein from the chick peas; and, fiber, antioxidants, heart health, and cancer fighting properties from the cabbage and tomatoes.
So, Da-Da...introducing the crowning glory of the weekend but also a crowning glory daily: CABBAGE as Cabbage Chana Dal Salad.
Cabbage Chana Dal Salad (traditional vegetarian Indian dish)
4 cups of shredded raw cabbage
3 cups of diced tomatoes or 1 28-oz can of organic diced tomatoes
2 cans of chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 medium onion, chopped
4 medium cloves of garlic, diced
3 TBSP fresh mint leaves, chopped
3 TBSP fresh oregano leaves, chopped
3 TBSP lemon juice
ground black pepper to taste
sea salt to taste
Directions: Mix everything in a large mixing bowl with clean hands. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to chill before serving.
Serving suggestions: when served as a meal,..I served chapatti bread (reference Day 28 of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living Book for the vegan recipe) with vegan sour cream on the side for a traditional Indian Meal
~ Sister Vegetarian
Thursday, March 15, 2012
New Website called "Vegan Cookbook Site" to satisfy your vegan cravings for delicious meals from a variety of authors!
If you are looking for great vegan recipes, try The Vegan Cookbook Site for a cookbook that will satisfy your craving for delicious daily vegan meals. Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living Book has been added to this website (link here for Sister's Book on the website), as well as other great vegan cookbooks! Link below for information on Sister Vegetarian's book on the website and find other great vegan cookbooks.
Here's information about the website from the creator of The Vegan Cookbook Site:
"The Vegan Cookbook Site is a brand new blog, with simple sassy listings
of over 200 vegan recipe books, with regular postings of exciting new
releases! The aim of the site is to help seasoned vegans find their
perfect recipe book (choosing from an extensive list of categories) and
to help people who think vegans live on mung beans and fruit salad, to
think outside the box, and try a vegan recipe or two. Ultimately, a
vegan world is all about the food, and because shops don’t sell
ready-made meals for those who don’t eat animals, cookbook authors are
the frontline of the vegan revolution. Let’s help their books sell well,
send them up the Amazon listings, get them into mainstream stores, and a
few cooks may even get a TV show!
Each post is short and sweet, containing:
A simple summary of the vegan cookbook
A cover picture
Information on the author
A simple link to buy the book online (if you prefer)
A box to leave your comments, recipe reviews and encouragement to
The Vegan Cookbook Site also contains an extensive list of
vegan-friendly links and books. And that’s all. It’s simple and sweet.
You can keep up to date with all the latest vegan news at the site’s
Twitter page, or simply visit now and then, to see what’s cookin’!
All the very best,
The Vegan Cookbook Site
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living Book is featured on page 90 for new and worthy to be read books by women that have launched!
Link here for what's inside the March/April Current Issue!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
From the creators of "Food Matters" comes another health-passionate, eye-opening documentary called "HUNGRY FOR CHANGE"!
Excerpt from Food Matter's website for the documentary Hungry for Change:
So what is stopping us from getting this?
From the creators of the groundbreaking documentary FOOD MATTERS comes another hard-hitting film certain to rock your world.
HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don't want you to know about. Deceptive strategies designed to keep you craving more and more.
Could the foods we are eating actually be keeping us stuck in the diet trap?
In this free online premiere event you'll discover:
How to navigate your supermarket - what to buy and what to avoid
The real truth behind "DIET", "SUGAR-FREE" and "FAT-FREE" products
How to overcome food addictions and cravings
Why fad diets dont work
What food additives to avoid and how to read labels
What is fat and cellulite and how do we get rid of it for good
The most effective detox and cleansing strategies, and
How to eat for clear eyes, glowing skin and healthy hair
Find out what's keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.
Featuring interviews with best selling health authors and leading medical experts plus real life transformational stories from those who know what it’s like to be sick and overweight.
Learn from those who have been there before and continue your health journey today."
In Day 14 entitled "Keep It Simple" as always I speak from experience of how just by "keeping it simple" and relying on the basics,this vegetarian or vegan lifestyle will become second...NO...FIRST NATURE to you!
I also talk throughout the Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living book of relying on the old calisthenics, just walking, and jumping rope of "old school ways" to keep your body in shape, your mind focus to succeed in this vegetarian or vegan journey, and to eat right to "heal thyself." This week, Battzi, also talks from experience on "keeping it simple" in her vegetarian and ultimately vegan journey. Read on for Battzi's weekly update entitled "I Want It To Become Second Nature to Me...Like Breathing Out and Breathing In! "
Link here for Battzi's post "I Want It To Become Second Nature to Me...Like Breathing Out and Breathing In! "
as well as Battzi's other weekly update posts.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I miss my home state of NJ and my sister state NY :) I miss it even more when watching the Rangers beat the Bruins :) Or, when baseball starts with the Yankees! What goes great for an aftergame meal after watching my favorite NHL NY Rangers beat the Boston Bruins? My Farmer's Market Vegan Pizza!
Link here for my recipe posted back in Sept. This pizza is great for those looking for group vegan meals while watching College Hoops' March Madness or waiting for the start of the baseball season!!!